Take former Miss USA, Crystle Stewart, her very dapper groom and a breathtaking Chateau Cocomar ballroom and the result is one of the prettiest weddings in SMP history. Think towering florals from Plants N’Petals, a luxe reception fit for royalty and some of the sweetest moments between husband and wife you will ever see. Soak in every second of pretty captured by Select Studios right here.
From Select Studios… Crystle and Max’s wedding was one we were absolutely looking forward to shooting! We’ve had the honor of working with Crystle before when she held the title of Miss Texas USA in 2007 and then went on to win Miss USA the following year. She now stars in the Tyler Perry sitcom fittingly titled “For Better or Worse” on the OWN Network. Max is a Belgian-born model who set the bar extremely high when he proposed to Crystle, after a surprise helicopter ride, in front of friends and family who wore t-shirts that read “True Love is Crystle Clear”. The couple celebrated their nuptials in front of 320 guests at Chateau Cocomar in August and it was truly a fairytale!
There’s nothing quite like a simple, raw backdrop for a boudoir shoot. My favorites are always those where the location lets a Bride’s beauty shine, and in this case, the Marfa desert sure did set the stage for Tamara Gruner’s utterly romantic captures. Belle Soul Weddings added their touch to this intimate shoot and the result is alluring beyond words.
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From Tamara Gruner Photography… In the vast expanse of a beautiful desert our soon to be bride enjoyed the warmth of the moment. With so many expectations for the day she started the day adorning herself with delicate textures. She spent the rest of the morning strolling and enjoying the wilderness. She wore a BHLDN bridal robe to create the intimacy of the day. I was delighted to capture these amazing moments with her in this scenic beauty that is Marfa.
When you work in the “industry” … wedding industry that is, your own special day can be nothing short of amazing. Luckily, for this lovely bride, she had a so much help from friends, that every detail of this modern Texas wedding was picture perfect. With the help of Statue of Design & snaps from Rachael Hall Photography, you won’t want to miss a moment from this special day here!
From Rachael Hall Photography… Reba and Ryan are a remarkable couple. I knew Reba as a fellow wedding industry colleague; she is an amazing event planner with such an eye for design. This wedding was a family affair, in that several of us: Sweet August Events, Rachael Hall Photography and 2tarts Bakery, all good friends, worked together to create an unforgettable wedding for one of our own.
I couldn’t have been more excited to bring Reba and Ryan’s vision of their wedding day to life. They met in the Texas State Marching Band and carried the theme of music and their mutual love of Disney throughout their very stylish, modern wedding. Reba’s father passed away very unexpectedly a few years ago, and she is extremely close to her mother, Amy. It was important to Reba for me to reflect that in photographs.
The day was absolutely perfect with a bright blue Texas sky, and Reba looked radiant in her gown. Ryan’s uncle is a Catholic priest and had the special honor of performing their wedding mass. Reba’s friend and boss, Katherine Lopez, who owns Sweet August Events, did a phenomenal job of transforming The Landmark Loft Clubhouse into a vision of modern design. From laser-cut mirrors which listed the seating chart, to Ghost Chairs and signs on each table containing the title of a Disney love song and the amazing, lush florals and succulents provided by Statue of Design, Reba and Ryan’s wedding was breath-taking. 2tarts Bakery did their gold standard work by providing a crisp, modern palette of desserts in grey and white with bold accents of emerald.
From the beautiful Bride… From the day Ryan asked me to marry him I knew I wanted our day to be incredible and I needed to find the most incredible people to make it happen. Our vendors brought our vision to life, Katherine Lopez with Sweet August Events, my boss, made sure that every detail was perfect and exactly what I asked for. Rachael with Rachael Hall Photography captured the true essence of the magical day. With such a wonderful group of vendors who I work with on a daily basis I knew the day would be perfect, and it was.
I had always dreamed of getting married at Walt Disney World but our theme of Modern Romance seemed to fit our relationship perfectly and so course we had to throw in small touches of Disney wherever we could. My absolute favorite part of the day was standing in our reception space with my husband and looking around at beautiful décor that we designed and imagined together. At that moment surrounded by our family and closest friends we felt truly at home and overwhelmed with happiness.
From Kelli Elizabeth… Michelle & Scott got married at an old historic Library. Nestled in downtown Houston, this historic gem was built in 1926, with classic architecture. The setting was a perfect juxtaposition of urban life, and southern romance. To keep a natural feel, we used bay leaf garland to not deter from the gorgeous setting. Bistro lighting brought their foodie love of adorable cafes into the main study hall. Using vintage polaroid cameras and books from her family’s library brought a personal chapter to their wedding story.
As the bride works for an advertising firm, she worked on all the design and signage for their wedding in-house, and they looked amazing! The groom incorporated his fun sense of humor with his fourth of July themed socks and Wayfarers for him and his groomsmen. For wedding favors, the couple made their homemade spice blend in jars for everyone to take home. Each one labeled “The Perfect Blend.”
Growing up, I always wanted to be a flower girl and this next pretty is exactly why. Setting the gorgeous groundwork by sprinkling pastel petals, our favorite “floral fairies” are downright darling. From their flower crowns to the sweet signage, one look at this seriously adorable gallery from the lens of Nicole Berrett Photography and every Bride will be wishing for their very own petal princess!
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From Nicole Berrett Photography…To start, a beautiful “Will you be my flower girl” card made on recycled paper by Southern Fried Paper is the perfect spot to set the tone of the cuteness that is to come for the little ones in the wedding!! I just LOVE floral crowns, especially on flower girls! The Southern Table made each of their crowns a little different to show off their own personalities & to compliment their lovely hair done by Beauty & the Blush!
We know not all weddings would have an entire table just for the flower girls, but how fun if a bride decided to do this!! They had their own custom laser cut “Flower Girls” table sign & pretty little place cards marking their spot :) And their own desert table with specialized mini cakes, and macarons for them to enjoy!!
From Napa Valley to Hill Country, this couple wanted a rustic yet regal soiree that incorporated their roots. With plenty of personal details, like sentimental antler accents to wine boxes and barrels throughout, every aspect redefined romance. Sarah Kate snapped a gallery filled with jewel-toned Jenny Yoo gowns and gorgeous Elan Hair And Makeup moments, and it’s all waiting for you here!
From the Beautiful Bride… Brad and I met while working together for a money management firm in Dallas.
We got engaged while on a trip to New Zealand. Brad planned a helicopter flight to see the back country of New Zealand and after seeing both lakes and beaches, we ended on a glacier where he proposed.
Brad grew up in San Francisco and I grew up in the Hill Country so we though a Napa/Hill Country theme would represent our lives well. We had antlers and wine boxes as well as wine barrels throughout the ceremony and wedding. My favorite touch was the antler chandelier that my dad made for us which was hanging over the cake table.
I would not change a thing about our wedding. Every detail was perfect. We were able to truly enjoy our night to the fullest. Every aspect was perfect!
My dad made an antler chandelier that we hung over our cake table which was stunning. We also had a very good friend play live music and sing for our first dance. My dad came and personally hung the stained glass that made up the alter piece the day of the wedding.We plan to hang the stained glass in our home after the wedding.
Our head table seated almost 40 people and was spectacular with candles, flowers and antlers going down the entire length.
Being a daddy’s girl I would say my favorite moment was having my father walk me down the aisle.